21/06/2017

Up to $100k grants open for community tree planting projects

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien encourages local community groups, organisations and individuals to start their own tree planting projects by applying for grants under Grant Round Three of the 20 Million Trees Program.

Up to $6 million is now available for grants between $20,000 and $100,000 for tree planting projects that will put back threatened bushland and support threatened species, under the Coalition Government’s 20 Million Trees Program which will see 20 million trees planted across Australia by 2020.

“Wide Bay is an area of incredible natural beauty, and we want it to stay that way – so this is a great opportunity for community members and local organisations help look after our environment,” Mr O’Brien said.

“I encourage all interested parties and groups to apply for projects that will improve our green spaces, benefit the environment and reconnect our local communities with nature.”

Under previous 20 Million Trees funding rounds, Landcare groups and community projects across Australia have planted three million trees. With 13.4 million trees already contracted for planting, today’s announcement will ensure that the 20 million trees election commitment target is met.

The 20 Million Trees Grant Guidelines: Round Three are also now available and applications close on 15 August 2017.

The 20 Million Trees initiative is an important part of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.

More information is available at www.nrm.gov.au/20-million-trees